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Thursday Caps Clips: Bedeviled

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps drop yet another preseason match, the roster begins to take shape and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Who are the best right wings in the Metropolitan? We break it down. [Rink]
  • Chatting all about the latest news from camp with the Japers’ Rink Radio crew. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from Vogs, Monumental video (locker room, Trotz), NoVa Caps (and again), FiCP,, and All About the Jersey.
  • T.J. Oshie slammed into the boards last night and left the game early and he’s fine. Or “fine”. [WaPo]
  • It’s not dusty in here and no one’s slicing onions - we’re just bawling, okay? [Caps OT]
  • After a couple of test games, the Caps’ power-play units are starting to come together. [WaPo]
  • As are the top two, and maybe three, forward lines. [CSNMA]
  • Forward Tyler Graovac is attempting to stake his claim on one of the last remaining roster spots. [THW]
  • The rest of it... well, let’s just say that 1-4 record in the preseason is no typo. [WashTimes]
  • Should any of the Caps choose to add their voice (or knee) to the recent wave of protests against racial inequality and police brutality... Coach Trotz has their back. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • Previewing the season for the Washington Capitals. [THN, AP, Sporting News]
  • Predicting who the MVP will be for each team. [SBN]
  • Despite the roster turnover, the Caps can still be Cup contenders - they just need to step it up. [AP]
  • The kids are alright. Let’s get to know them and see what’s in store, shall we? [Peerless]
  • Rookies to watch this season. [TSN]
  • John Carlson’s contract is up after this year. But he’s totally not thinking about it. Except he is. [CSNMA]
  • Carlson had a new defensive partner last night in the form of Aaron Ness, who was waiting for just such an opportunity. [WaPo]
  • Looking back at the top five free-agent signings of all time for the Caps. [Puck Prose]
  • It’s official: you mess up that pesky offsides review, prepare to kill a penalty. [, Sportsnet]
  • Finally, happy 30th birthday to Dustin Penner and happy 64th birthday to Doug Gibson.